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CNG 106, Lot: 92. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.08 g, 7h). Lysimacheia mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC or shortly after. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; monogram to outer left, monogram and head of lion left in exergue. Thompson –; Müller –; SNG Berry 402 (same dies). Good VF. Well centered. Very rare, only one in CoinArchives, one in ANS photofile.

From the WN Collection, purchased from I. S. Wright. Ex Noble 74 (26 November 2003), lot 4452.

This coin is obverse die linked to another issue with one different monogram (cf. Pecunem 12, lot 78 and Heritage 425, lot 50044), which H. Seyrig also placed at Lysimacheia (ANS photofile 160-16).